This week starts out sporty, as we look ahead to next monthâs World Cup, and celebrate the release of new underdog football film âNext Goal Winsâ by revealing our favourite documentaries about sports. After that, we get onto the weekâs other releases, which include the amusingly re-titled comedy âBad Neighboursâ and Hayao Miyazakiâs period swansong âThe Wind Rises,â which prompts a discussion of the greatest biopics ever made, and a face-off between âThe Pianistâ and âSchindlerâs Listâ. With only three films, we have plenty of time to anticipate next weekâs double-dose of Elizabeth Olsen, and venture on a host of digressions, discussing the quality of the cinema of 2004, and what exactly constitutes a âperformance piece.â Elsewhere, Pete uncorks a rather vicious burn on Hailee Steinfeld, Zac Efron makes Cal feel guilty and shallow, and thereâs a proposed overhaul of the segments which may see Emma and Melvil banished from the podcast. Scandal!
Opening Segment: Discussing our favourite sports documentaries, and high benchmarks for sports films in general!
[8:45 - 16:55]
Next Goal Wins
[24:20 - 47:10]
Closing Segment: Our take on Hayao Miyakazi's "The Wind Rises," and discussing our favourite biopics, with some other random asides!
[47:15 - 1:16:00]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range
Outro Music: Conchita Wurst, "Rise Like a Phoenix"